Before You Die, Write on the Blackboard in the Bistro

Resembling the monolith from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” a blackboard has found its home in the corner of the billiards room at the Bistro. With the words “Before I Die…” blazoned across the top, it begs students to approach it. Scribbled beneath are words, maybe written by another student, a Bistro worker or perhaps even […]

Real Change Exhibit to Re-Frame Homelessness

Over 300 vendors, most of whom are homeless, sell Real Change—a newspaper focused on homeless populations and issues. Those vendors are given the chance to gain experience in sales training, computer skills, service referral and many other opportunities. Seattle City Hall opened its doors to the public last week to help welcome the “Real Change […]

Exhibit Revives History with Intergrity Through Art

Cross through a cobwebbed portal and enter into the labyrinth of sacred temple caves of the Silk Road at “Journey to Dunhuang: Buddhist Art of the Silken Caves,” a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Located between the northern and southern Silk Road trade routes, Dunhuang was dubbed China’s original “melting pot.” Spanning from […]

In Conversation with Artist in Residence, Matt Sellars

Cornish College of the Arts graduate Matt Sellars was recently selected as Seattle University’s Artist in Residence (SUVAIR) and has spent the last six months preparing his exhibition that will be shown in the Vachon Gallery from Jan. 15 to Feb. 11. A skilled wood-worker, sculptor and illustrator, Sellars’ exhibition focuses on themes that deal […]

Art of Alzheimer’s Exhibit Dismantles Stigma

“My mother Jane, started suffering from dementia when she was 89 and I kept sharing her art with people,” said Marilyn Raichle, the founder of a new exhibit on display at City Hall entitled, “Art of Alzheimer’s.” On Jan. 7, the doors of City Hall opened to the general public as the Art of Alzheimer’s […]

Punctum Exhibit Showcases Poignant Photography

Taking inspiration from Roland Barthes’ 1980 look into the art of photographer Camera Lucida, the Photo Center Northwest has opened a new exhibit on Capitol Hill. The exhibit, titled Punctum, is named after Barthes’ term that describes his feeling of being “pricked” by a photograph. Barthes also labels different aspects of a photo in his […]

Mixin’ it Up with Music and Art at Sam Remix

The best way to celebrate famous works of art—well, the best way to celebrate anything, really—is with live music, delicious food and fancy drinks. When people think of an art museum, they might imagine a quiet place. They see people in galleries gazing intently at squares of canvas, hands clasped behind their back, lingering, meandering […]

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